Huskadoo by Joan Forgione


October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern with larger needles, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 230 yards (183 - 210 m)
Circumference: 17.25 (21.25)” [45 (54)cm] - Adult Medium (Adult Large)
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When board games were popular, Hüsker Dü? was one of my favorites. The name Huskadoo is a simplified version of that Scandinavian term and is inspired by the yarn’s glorious, rich color, a maize gold, reminiscent of ripe corn. The slightly slouchy hat is knit seamlessly from the brim to the crown, with uninterrupted cabling. Although the cable looks difficult, it’s quite intuitive, if not memorizable, and a quick, fun knit in DK-weight yarn for the cable knitter.

The cable pattern is both written and charted.

• Hat Circumference: 17¾ (21¼)” / 45 (54)cm to fit sizes Adult Medium (Adult Large)

Hat shown in the larger size.

• 1 skein Amanda Hope Yarn Kiwi DK
100% superwash New Zealand Polwarth wool
246 yds / 225m /100g

Shown in color Ochre


• 200 (230) yds / 183 (210)m DK weight yarn (plus extra for pom pom)

• US 4 / 3.5mm needles*
• US 6 / 4mm needles*
• Set of US 6 / 4mm double-pointed needles (if using shorter circular needle)

* Set of double-pointed or 16” / 40cm circular or 32” / 80cm circular needles for working magic loop, as preferred, to work in the round.

• stitch marker
• cable needle
• tapestry needle

• 27 sts and 28 rnds = 4” / 10cm in cable pattern with larger needles, blocked

Skills Used
• cables
• knitting in the round
• decreasing
• reading charts (optional)